New York Shooting:An Unidentified Gunman Opens Fire In Hospital, Killing One And Injuring Six

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On Friday afternoon, an unidentified gunman opened fire in an hospital in New York injuring six and killing one doctor.

The shooter was himself a doctor and former employee of the hospital, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and police chief James O’Neill, who ruled out a connection to terrorism.

The assailant attacked the hospital with an automatic weapon carefully concealed under his shirt, officials said.

The incident occurred at the 1000-bed Bronx-Lebanon hospital just before 3 pm (1900 GMT) as many patients were receiving consultations.

Police quickly cordoned off the area and encircled the hospital, placing officers on rooftops as they conducted a floor-by-floor search for the assailant.

The shooter, whose identity has not been officially disclosed, was eventually found dead in a pool of blood on the 17th floor of the building after apparently killing himself, according to O’Neill.